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Stop Shooting Gazan Protesters

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Palestinians in the Gaza Strip will hold at least four more demonstrations through May 15 in their March of Return – three on the coming Fridays and one on Nakba Day. While the number of demonstrators has decreased since the first march, the number of people killed, and especially the number wounded, by Israeli fire remains very high.

In other words, the government and the army are sticking to the dangerous policy of shooting live bullets at unarmed demonstrators. They are deliberately refraining from using nonlethal methods, which don’t cause permanent disabilities, in order to prevent a few of the demonstrators from crossing the border into Israel.

Nevertheless, a stable hard core of Gazans is sticking with the idea of mass protests. Therefore, there’s reason to fear that the coming demonstrations will result in many more casualties.

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